Why Red M&M's Disappeared for a Decade
In the 1970s and 80s, the red M&M mysteriously disappeared, a victim of horribly unsound FDA testing.
"In the aftermath of Red No.2’s ban, the media went on a frenzy, denouncing the dye as a carcinogenic, tumor-inducing agent. Americans, already on edge from a Swine Flu scare a few months earlier, panicked. A hysteria ensued that saw hundreds of brands recalling their Red No.2-infused products: hot dogs were pulled from grocery aisles, dog food was discarded in droves, ice cream treats were left to melt in landfills -- and the red M&M disappeared."Posted on 2015-10-04T05:06:50+0000